We’ve been thrilled to have Christine Dovey as the EQ3 Blogger of the Month. An artist by trade, Christine writes about her affinity for glamour and all things pretty over at Bijou and Boheme, her widely read, GTA based design and lifestyle blog. Christine is also a contributing columnist in Style at Home Magazine and a contributing blogger over at Styleathome.com, where she regularly informs readers of the latest online trends in home decor and design.
Earlier this month, on the EQ3 Facebook Page, Christine told us what she loved about the EQ3+ Design House Stockholm Work Lamp, a favourite of hers from our line of home accessories. Today, Christine is taking us on a tour of her living room, showing us how she’s making the Work Lamp work for her and her young family.
“When it came to styling my EQ3 Stockholm light, I quickly realized one small problem…the damn thing just looked good everywhere, which made choosing a single home for it very difficult. In the end, I decided to photograph the light all around my living room just to showcase what an incredibly versatile piece it is.
To begin, I placed the light on the credenza underneath my TV…resting comfortably on a stack of books and surrounded by candles and artwork, it’s the perfect finishing touch for this vignette. Next, I moved the Work Lamp to the tulip table that sits beside one of the room’s lounge chairs; placed here and mixed amongst other statement accessories, I think it makes for the best kind of task lighting…functional and fabulous. The fixture then travelled over to the other side of the room and found a spot on a small marble side table beside my antique settee…here the modern light serves as the perfect counter balance to the delicate furniture it’s placed beside. Next, I moved the light on the console table behind my sofa, again on a stack of books…here the light really takes centre stage as a beautifully decorative piece. And finally, to finish up its ‘tour de living room’, the Work Lamp went full circle to the other side of the space and was hung behind my Platner chair and suspended from a large hanging mirror…again, the industrial and almost masculine feel of the light was the perfect juxtaposition to the frillier pieces around it.
I’m entirely smitten with my new Stockholm light…its rugged form and luxurious gold finish make it a piece that gives equal weight to both form and function…and though I’m one who always looks foremost for pretty, the fact that this light looks good and acts good, makes it a delightful winner in my books.” - Christine Dovey, bijouandboheme.blogspot.com